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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Lucy Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00607 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New Jersey Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 June 1777 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 31.1 x 19.2 cm.

Written in Camp Middlebrook. Writes, "I am well and love you infinitely." Complains of the heat, hoping he has hinted enough so that Lucy will send his summer clothes. Mentions a skirmish with the enemy 31 May in which ten men were "cut to pieces."

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Camp Middlebrook 1st June 1777. -
I wrote you in the morning by the post, but lest I should fall into the same error as when Capt Lt Lillie went, I embrace the opportunity by Major Trescot first to tell you that I am well and love you infinitely. I am exceedingly fatigued having return'd from a jaunt of 8 or so miles out and the same in in a most broiling sun sweltering under a thick cloath Waiscoat, this is a hint for my summer cloaths, an effective one I hope -
We had yesterday a Capt and ten men cut to peices by the enemies Light horse - Sleep - send me all the things which I have so repeatedly written to you for and love me as I do you
HKnox

[address leaf]
Mrs. Lucy Knox
Boston

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